World Bowls Daily

All the daily news from the World Indoor Bowls Championship

STEWART ANDERSON REGAINS THE JUST WORLD INDOOR SINGLES TITLE

News
27th Jan 2019

What a way to blockbuster of a finish to the Just World Indoor Championship and what a final between number 9 seed Stewart Anderson from Blantyre in Lanarkshire and unseeded qualifier Simon Skelton from Nottingham.

SCOT JOHN ORR IS THE NEW WBT UNDER 25 OPEN CHAMPION

News
26th Jan 2019

Scotland’s John Orr is the new WBT World Under 25 Open Singles winner.

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

News
26th Jan 2019

After seventeen days of action the FINAL COUNTDOWN’ to take possession of the Just World Indoor singles title is looming.

WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE WORLD UNDER 25 CHAMPION

News
26th Jan 2019

Jordan Philpott from Spalding knocked out defending champion Chloe Watson to create his final spot.

WBT YOUNG BOWLER OF THE YEAR AWARD

News
26th Jan 2019

We’re giving a big ‘Potters Shout Out’ to Jordan Philpott from Spalding.

QUALIFIER SIMON SKELTON TAKES OUT THE LAST OF THE SEMI-FINAL SPOTS

News
25th Jan 2019

Nottingham’s Simon Skelton, an ex WBT Top 16 Ranked player, who won his tilt at this Just World Indoor Singles title by taking out the qualifying spot at Lincoln, claimed the last of the places up for grabs in tomorrow’s Just World Indoor Singles semi-finals and is the only qualifier remaining in the event. (25th Jan).

LES GILLETT SETS UP A SEMI-FINAL HEAD TO HEAD AGAINST 2013 CHAMPION ANDERSON

News
25th Jan 2019

Les Gillett was so keen to be involved in the televised semi-final action of the Just World Indoor singles that he took a short course on camera work just in case he missed the boat in his quarter-final match against Scott Edwards –a PBA Tourcard rep who plays out of the Oxford City & Country club.

NICK BRETT OVERCOMES WBT PAIRS PARTNER GREG HARLOW TO TAKE SINGLES SEMI SPOT

News
25th Jan 2019

Usually playing as pairs partners on the WBT Tour – winning that title in 2014, Huntingdon’s Nicky Brett and Ely’s Greg Harlow found themselves on opposing sides today when they clashed in the quarter finals of the Just World Indoor Singles championship.

ANDERSON THE FIRST PLAYER INTO THE SEMI-FINALS

News
25th Jan 2019

Scotland’s Stewart Anderson, the number 9 seed, was in red hot form as he became the first player to seal his spot in Saturday’s semi-final of the Just World Indoor Singles.

LINE UP CONFIRMED FOR THE WORLD INDOOR SINGLES QUARTER FINALS

News
24th Jan 2019

Former champions Darren Burnett, Nicky Brett and Greg Harlow took out the last three remaining places in Just World Indoor Singles quarter finals on Friday.

DREAM COMES TRUE FOR SCOTLAND’S JULIE FORREST

News
24th Jan 2019

Scotland’s Julie Forrest achieved a lifelong dream today when she was crowned the Just Women’s World Matchplay Singles Champion for the very first time, winning in front of an appreciative capacity crowd in the International Arena at Potters Restort.

JULIE FORREST AND ALISON MERRIEN MBE SET TO BATTLE IT OUT FOR THE JUST WOMEN’S WORLD MATCHPLAY SINGLES TITLE

News
23rd Jan 2019

Julie Forrest and Alison Merrien MBE, two of the top outstanding women in British bowling for a number of years now with numerous national, British and IIBC (formerly WIBC) titles under their belt, will go head to head for the Just Women’s World Matchplay singles title at Potters tomorrow. (Thursday 24th Jan / BBC 1pm).

REIGNING CHAMPION DAWES AND QUALIFIER SKELTON RESERVE QUARTER FINAL BERTH

News
23rd Jan 2019

After first round victories over Graham McKee and David Gourlay MBE defending champion Mark Dawes and Simon Skelton added 2nd round wins over number 16 seed Mike Stepney and 14th seed Jason Greenslade respectively and now progress to the quarter finals.

LES GILLETT SETS UP A QUARTER FINAL DATE

News
22nd Jan 2019

Number 12 seed Les Gillett kept his World Indoor Singles aspirations alive when he triumphed over five time champion and WBT ranked number 3 Paul Foster MBE earlier this afternoon.

ECSTASY TURNS TO AGONY

News
22nd Jan 2019

Less than five hours after winning the World Mixed Pairs with Ellen Falkner, Rob Paxton returned to the portable rink for a 2nd Round World Singles clash against Tourcard Replacement player Scott Evans.

WORLD MIXED PAIRS TITLE DECIDED AFTER A TIE BREAK

News
22nd Jan 2019

England’s Ellen Falkner and Rob Paxton are the new Just World Indoor Pairs Champions with the fairytale coming to an end after a tie break for rookie Kiwi bowler Helen Carman and Nicky Brett 1-15, 10-3, 2-0.

STEWART ANDERSON FIRST PLAYER TO BOOK A QUARTER FINAL SPOT

News
22nd Jan 2019

Scotland’s Stewart Anderson, seeded 9 who plays for the Blantyre club in Lanarkshire, was the first player to book a spot in Friday’s quarter finals of the Just World Indoor Singles Championship.

FOSTER AND MARSHALL TAKE WORLD PAIRS TITLE FOR A FOURTH TIME IN A PULSATING FINAL

News
21st Jan 2019

“One of the most outstanding finals in recent years.

TUNE IN FOR THE FIRST FINAL OF THE 2019 JUST WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

News
20th Jan 2019

The first of the Just World Indoor Bowls finals comes under the hammer tomorrow afternoon (Monday 21st January at 1pm ) and will be a thrilling survival of the fittest between arguably four of the best players on the WBT circuit.

MARK DAWES BEGINS THE DEFENSE OF HIS WORLD INDOOR SINGLES TITLE

News
20th Jan 2019

The 11th day of action in the Just World Indoor Championships promises to be a blockbuster … with Mark Dawes getting his campaign up and running as he begins the defense of his World Indoor Singles title against season Potters campaigner Graham McKee from Belfast.

MIXED PAIRS FINALISTS DECIDED

News
20th Jan 2019

There was more wall to wall exciting action at Potters this afternoon with the semi-final deciders for a place in Tuesday’s Mixed Pairs title decider down for decision.

THOMSON GETS REVENGE WIN OVER WILLGRESS

News
20th Jan 2019

Three time world singles champin Andy Thomson MBE and local Norfolk personality Wayne Willgress lit up the International Arena at Potters with a large crowd of vociferous supporters keen to follow their 1st round head to head in the Just World Indoor Singles Championship.

FORMER CHAMPIONS ALISON MERRIEN MBE AND ELLEN FALKER TAKE OUT THE SECOND WOMEN’S WORLD MATCHPLAY SINGLES SEMI FINAL SPOT

News
19th Jan 2019

Former champions Alison Merrien MBE and Ellen Falkner complete Wednesday’s semi-final line up of the Just Women’s World Matchplay Singles

HOLDER KATHERINE REDNALL TAKES ON SCOT JULIE FORREST IN THE FIRST OF THE LADIES WORLD MATCHPLAY SINGLES SEMI-FINALS

News
19th Jan 2019

The JUST Women’s World Matchplay Singles took centre stage earlier today with eight participants all vying for a berth in Wednesday’s semi-finals.

REIGNING CHAMPIONS AND THREE FORMER TITLE WINNING SKIPS STAY IN THE FRAME FOR THE MIXED PAIRS TITLE

News
19th Jan 2019

Sunday’s semi-finals of the Just World Mixed pairs is sure to be a highly popular day with full house crowds guaranteed at the 5* venue in Hopton on Sea.

FOUR FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS MADE TO DIG DEEP TO SECURE THEIR SPOT IN THE 2nd ROUND

News
17th Jan 2019

Four more former world indoor singles champions threw their hat into the rink when they claimed their second round places after some tough exchanges today. Three matches were decided 2-0 in a tie break, with only Nick Brett winning in straight sets.

SEEDS PAXTON AND GREENSLADE SAFELY NEGOTIATE OPENING ROUND HURDLES TO SECURE 2nd ROUND BERTHS

News
16th Jan 2019

Last year’s beaten finalist Robert Paxton kept his title hope alive of going one step further this year that he did against Blackpool’s Mark Dawes in the title decider twelve months ago when he held off Carlisle qualifier Ian McIntosh in their exchange today.

FORMER TOP 16 RANKED PLAYER SIMON SKELTON ROLLS BACK THE YEARS

News
16th Jan 2019

Ranked number 2 on the WBT Ranking List, David Gourlay was the second RED SHIRT to surprisingly fall from grace going down to Nottingham’s Simon Skelton as Day 6 of the World Indoor Singles Championship unfolded at Potters.

SCOTT EDWARDS DELIVERS KNOCKOUT BLOW TO NUMBER 13 SEED MARK ROYAL

News
16th Jan 2019

Scott Edwards caused the first major upset of the world indoor singles championship in the opening match of the 6th day of action at Potters

THREE MORE SEEDS SAFELY THROUGH TO THE 2nd ROUND OF THE WORLD INDOOR SINGLES

News
15th Jan 2019

The second day of action in the World Singles Championship unfolded today, with three matches down for decision where the seeded players outpointed the qualifiers in all of the exchanges to move through to the 2nd Round.

The WBT ‘Class of 2018’

News
14th Jan 2019

The WBT ‘Class of 2018’ were named in a glittering Awards Ceremony at the Potters Atlas Theatre where they were honoured for their contribution to the sport over the last 12 months.

WORLD PAIRS SEMI-FINAL LINE UP DECIDED

News
13th Jan 2019

Saturday night saw Scots Paul Foster and Alex Marshall along with fellow countryman Ronnie Duncan and Colin Walker from Midlothian both securing their places against each other in the first of the World Pairs semi-finals tomorrow afternoon (Monday 14th)

MIXED EMOTIONS AS DAY 2 UNFOLDS AT THE WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

News
12th Jan 2019

It was a day of mixed emotions as the World Pairs Championships unfolded earlier today with Australia keeping their title hopes alive while defending champions the defending champions were counted out.

IRELAND & AUSTRALIA IN THE BOX SEATS TO WIN THE QUALIFYING BATTLES IN THE GROUP STAGE OF THE OVERSEAS JUST. WORLD PAIRS

News
10th Jan 2019

Australia and Ireland lead both their respective sections of the Overseas Qualifying match after the opening exchanges in the JUST. World Pairs qualifiers which swung into action at the Hopton on Sea bowls powerhouse earlier today (Thurdsay 10th Jan).

World no.1 Greg takes on Norwich City legend, Darren Eadie, to raise money for The Prince’s Trust

News
10th Jan 2019

Potters Resort’s very own bowls ambassador, Greg Harlow, took on Norwich City legend Darren Eadie in a charity bowls match and raised £1,000 for the local office of The Prince’s Trust to help disadvantaged young people in the region.

41 Years of the World Indoor Bowls Championships

News
9th Jan 2019

The blue carpet in the International Arena has been rolled out and the best bowls players from around the world are making the journey to Norfolk to compete in The Just 2018 World Indoor Bowls Championships.